I am an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Missouri, in Columbia, Missouri. My experience with hip and knee replacement surgery is in thousands of operations, over the last 20 years. My team is highly skilled and specialized, with a nurse practitioner, Linda Landry, and assistant, Rachel Stockman. We like getting to know our patients, and helping them back on their feet. Our patients have come from all over, including overseas.
My interest is in patient-specific technology for hip and knee implants. Custom-built implants, specific to each patient’s unique anatomy, lead to better outcomes, and we have published in this field. At present, custom implants for hip and knee replacement are made by a Boston company called Conformis. I serve as consultant to this company, and help with surgeon training, medical education, and implant design.
For knee replacement, we have developed our Knee Guide. For hip replacement, I have prepared a Hip Guide. These Guides are specific to my practice, and are updated regularly with the latest developments and technology. Our textbook describing anterior hip surgery will be published in mid-2016.
I have a materials science research program at the Missouri Science & Technology University in Rolla, MO. My colleague, Prof. Rahaman and I have worked with bioactive ceramic technology, training and preparing many graduate PhD students from around the world. With our colleagues from Kyoto, Japan, we are developing super-tough silicon nitride ceramics for hip and knee replacement. Research, grants, publications, and patent filings are listed in my curriculum vitae, located here.
I am the Chief Executive Officer and President of Amedica Corporation, in Salt Lake City. Amedica manufactures medical-grade silicon nitride for use in skeletal reconstruction. My job is to lead the company in developing and commercializing silicon nitride technology.
I am a lawyer, licensed in Missouri. My law colleague, Lawrence Brenner and I have an interest in medicolegal education, with over 100 publications, and many professional seminars. I help lawyers working on behalf of patients, doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and orthopaedic companies. I have worked with top quality legal professional around the country.
You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rachel, my assistant has a phone number you can call: 573 882 6762, or email at email@example.com. Our nurse practitioner is Linda, with in-depth knowledge of our practice; she can be reached at LandryL@health.missouri.edu.
My wife and I live in Columbia, and we have two girls and two boys. Outside work, I like fixing old cars, like this 1950 Chevy pickup that I dragged out of a Kansas barn many years ago. I like flying also, and have a pilot’s license with an instrument rating.
Thank you for visiting, and let me know if my team can be of service.
Sonny Bal, MD JD MBA
Linda Landry RN
My first and utmost priority is the patient’s comfort.